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Dec 8, 2012 8:00am EST
unequal health system. healthcare for some is the compelling reminder of how far we have come but also how far we still have to go. the reviews keep this tone throughout, beautifully written, insightfully described, throwing research. this book is a must read. thank you so much for your work. i know we are all in for a treat right now so let me get out of the way, join me in welcoming beatrix hoffman to this age. [applause] >> thank you so much for that really kind introduction. i am honored. i want to thank the conference organizers for inviting me here today. in july of 1938 the roosevelt administration organize a national conference on health care reform. the great depression had been going on for nearly a decade. fdr had signed the social security act and fair labor standards act into law but the united states still had no national program for addressing the health needs of the people. the 1938 health conference was the beginning of something different. instead of inviting only doctors to speak, the conference for the first time included members of labor unions, farm groups an
Dec 10, 2012 12:00am EST
. now practice rates are going up. the burnout rate in healthcare is 46%. doctors are getting crushed and i felt like we needed a voice and it's okay to talk to the general public. >> host: you make the point that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the united states. that's a shocking figure. can you talk about that? cincinnati was shocking even for me as somebody interested in this field of quality to see it put in that way. medical mistakes, number three. we kill as many people from medical mistakes as we do from car accidents and other -- three, four and five causes of death in the u.s. i guess i never really thought of it that way 'we don't really talk as openly and honestly about mistakes as we should in our profession, to be very clear. you think about, number one, heart disease, number one cause of death in the u.s. we spend a heck of a lot of time and money in heart disease. and cancer, and medical mistakes, it's number three, there's not really a medical mistake problem in the u.s., and it we're just starting to except says is something we have to start
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